ca. 1930s Czech or German 3/4 flatback


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This recently restored ca. 1930s German or Czech 3/4 flatback was undoubtedly a school instrument that suffered a lot of neglect though the many decades. Tristan Cole-Falek recently performed a complete restoration for use as a professional level jazz rental bass. The back had previously undergone as filet-type center seam repair.  Tristan replaced the multiply-cracked button area with a wedge of ebony. Many top cracks were reglued and cleated while the back was off. The original beech neck received a 1960s set of tuning machines, a new fingerboard, and a fresh neck reset to provide for a 6 3/4″ final bridge height. A Full Circle pickup was incorporated into the bridge for stage performance use. This bass has an easy playing feel and a nice jazz “growl” with Thomastik Spirocore orchestra gauge strings.  DIMENSIONS are: Top length 41 7/8″, Upper bout width 20 1/4″, Middle bout width 14 1/8″, Lower bout width 25 3/4″, Rib depth at tail 7 3/4″, Rib depth at upper bout crease 7 3/4″, Rib depth at neck 6″, String length 40 7/8″. A very nice playing jazz instrument with a quick and nimble response. With cover.

 Price: $6,750